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Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental: This Is What I Came For

Wena never liked the idea of traveling by dawn. She was not a morning person – never had been! Therefore, the idea of traveling to Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental at 03:00 AM discombobulated her up to not joining the trip. But, she did. She had been to Dahican a few months back. It was one of the trips she treasured the most. Yet the stars in the skies appeared to have aligned and drove her into going back to the place again. Considering that it was summer, she considered it…

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Itinerary Mountains Visayas

Bacalla Woods Campsite, San Fernando, Cebu: Swinging Like a Wrecking Ball

I did not know what to write. For the first time, I opened a blank document and stared at it for quite some time before acknowledging the lack of words to write. It did not happen very often thus I was slightly perturbed by it happening. For sure, that had nothing to do with the topic in mind – Bacalla Woods Campsite – as we spent one of the most fun afternoons we had in that area. I never intended to write a travel blog. Despite having the invalidated skill…

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Itinerary Mindanao Mountains SOCCSKSARGEN Waterfalls

By the Side of the Road to Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat

The municipality of Sen. Ninoy Aquino in the province of Sultan Kudarat is located in the hinterlands area of the province. For now, we are more interested in the natural beauty of the place than the political history or origin of its name. Sen. Ninoy Aquino is a mountainous area blessed with hills and caves, among others. There are agricultural products from the municipality but what stands out is the coffee manufactured from it. How to get there? From General Santos City, you will have to take a bus or…

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Mindanao Mountains Waterfalls

The Freezing Bukidnon-Davao (BuDa) Road Trip

The Bukidnon-Davao Highway’s elevation is the silver lining for its now buzzing tourism activities. The highway, passing through Marilog District of Davao City, traverses barangay Buda, where many resorts have been established. Being more popular now than ever, BuDa has been attracting travelers from surrounding provinces, even from outside Mindanao. Consequently, tourists’ attractions in the area have been on the rise, giving locals deserved income but also giving way to price surges. Shortly before midnight, they, a group of officemates and their significant others, commenced their road trip to BuDa…

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Mt. Matutum via Keumang Trail: Biting Off More Than I Could Chew

Going anywhere in South Cotabato, you cannot un-see the highest peak in the province that is Mt. Matutum. Climbing the mountain has been on the bucket list of many. While others have repeatedly climbed the mountain, few have promised never to go back. Mt. Matutum (2, 286 masl) is my first major climb. Like most of the population, I am not a fan of climbing, and after climbing Mt. Matutum I fully understood why many have preferred spending their weekends at home, in the beach, in an island, and somewhere…

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Beaches Islands Luzon Mindanao Miscellaneous Mountains SOCCSKSARGEN Visayas

I am Traveling to Self-discovery

It has been exactly two years ago since I have traveled by an airplane. Yes, I am 24. I cannot fathom still how that novel experience have completely changed the way I view the world. By the window seat of that plane, I have marveled on how small the world is from up there, how the roads have zoomed out into blur, how the houses and buildings have seemed like specks on the earth, and, how the mountains have been unsymmetrically beautiful and green and sometimes disappearing by the clouds.…

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